flexibility. we need a structure that can accommodate the diversity of the e.u.'s members, east, west, large, small, old company. some contemplating much closer economic and political integration and many others including britain who would never embrace the goal. except of course for the single market to function we need a common set of rules in a way of enforcing them. we also need to be able to respond quickly to the latest developments and trends. competitiveness demands flexibility, choice, openness for your professorship in a no man's land between the rising economy of asia and the market driven north america. the e.u. must feel to act with the speed and flexibility of the network, not the cumbersome rigidity of a block. we must not be weighed down by an insistence on a one-size-fits-all approach, which implies all countries on the same level of integration.